It’s All a Balancing Act…

You know those first few minutes of a job interview, where the interviewer says, “So, tell me a little about yourself?” That’s what these “About Me” sections feel like. So let me give you the standard answer first:

I was born in Dominican Republic and raised all over the place (shout out to the Army brats!) I’m going into my fourth year of teaching elementary bilingual education, and just started graduate school. I’m pursuing my Master’s in curriculum and instruction with a focus in, you guessed it, bilingual education. My husband and I have two adorable kids, and when I’m not with them, I like to cook, workout,  and read every book I can get my hands on, in that order.

Now for the real answer: I’m a hot mess disguised as a curly-haired wife, mom, and teacher.  I’m prisoner to the sleep I never get, and leave my house immediately dreaming about how soon I can get back home and get to bed, which usually doesn’t happen until around 11pm. I wake up at the crack of dawn because that’s the only way I can squeeze coffee, exercise, meditation, food, work, quality time with my kids, reading, my somewhat active social life, and my product junkie habit into 24 hours.14237714_10210685451403543_6357037208730919496_n (and incidentally, I actually hate cooking).

My life is one, big balancing act. Like most women, I’m trying to do it all and do it without falling “ass over tit,” as the great Bridget Jones would say.

What you’ll find in these pages is exactly that: my balancing act of a life, sprinkled with what works for me and what doesn’t, in hopes that you can relate, learn something, or at the very least, have a chuckle or two at my expense.

(This is an actual picture of my face at the end of a workday. Yes, I’m in my car. No, it wasn’t moving).